Here is the basic muffin recipe that I generally turn to:
2 cups flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
1 cup milk
1 t vanilla
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup mixed fruit and/or nuts
-mix dry ingredients together in large bowl
-make a well in the center of the dry mix
*the key to fluffy muffins is not to overmix the batter-you should still have a few lumps
-stir in fruit, nuts etc.
-bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until lightly brown and firm on top
This is on the low end of the sugar amount. If you'd like, you can up that amount by 1/4 cup or so if you like your muffins a little sweeter. I like using yogurt, but you could also use 1/4 cup of vegetable oil or soft butter if you prefer. I like recipes with options.
These muffins make a great breakfast treat, midday pick-me-up or a yummy bedtime snack.